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Weight factor behind diabetes in pregnancy

Weight factor behind diabetes in pregnancy

Researchers say the strongest individual risk factor in women who develop gestational diabetes is being overweight or obese before pregnancy.
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Smoking during pregnancy affects fertility

Smoking during pregnancy affects fertility

Researchers say women who smoke during pregnancy may be jeopardising the future fertility of their sons.
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Paracetamol increases ADHD risk

Paracetamol increases ADHD risk

News that taking paracetamol during pregnancy increases the risk of children having ADHD is "alarming", says an Auckland University researcher.
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Pregnant women worst-hit by flu

Pregnant women worst-hit by flu

Pregnant women suffer more from the flu than other people because their immune systems are hyperactive, researchers say.
Autism breakthroughs: brain waves and iron supplements

Autism breakthroughs: brain waves and iron supplements

Sticking electrodes on children's heads to measure how fast their brain responds to sights and sounds could be used in future to quickly and effectively...
Morning sickness means a healthier and smarter baby: study

Morning sickness means a healthier and smarter baby: study

There's an upside to being struck down by nausea and vomiting in pregnancy – it could mean your baby is healthier and more intelligent.
Why breastfeeding is best

Why breastfeeding is best

Breastfeeding has many benefits, both for babies and mothers, and the World Health Organisation recommends little ones are given breast milk for at least the...
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Healthy mothers are key to baby size

Healthy mothers are key to baby size

New research suggests race and ethnicity contribute little to baby size; what matters is education, health and nutrition of mothers and natal care.
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Some UK dads avoid the delivery room

Some UK dads avoid the delivery room

A poll shows that five per cent of British dads prefer not to be present in the delivery room when their partner gives birth.
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Pregnancy 'becoming too medical'

Pregnancy 'becoming too medical'

An expert says medical interventions used in pregnancy contribute to short- and long-term illness for an estimated 20 million women.
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'Pregnant women have more car crashes'

'Pregnant women have more car crashes'

Pregnant women have a higher risk of getting into car crashes in their second trimester, a new Canadian study says.
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IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

A woman treated at Rome's Sandro Pertini Hospital became pregnant with another couple's twins after a fertility treatment mix-up.
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Scale errors putting babies at risk: study

Scale errors putting babies at risk: study

Inaccurate recording of mothers' weights in their 12th week of pregnancy could be putting them and their babies at risk, researchers say.
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Embryos for women with womb transplants

Embryos for women with womb transplants

Embryos - produced by in-vitro fertilisation - have been transferred into the transplanted wombs of four women in Sweden.
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Bottle fed babies as healthy as breastfed bubs

Bottle fed babies as healthy as breastfed bubs

We're used to hearing "breast is best" for giving babies the best chance at a healthy life, but a controversial new study into siblings who were fed...
Smoking during lifetime linked to stillbirth

Smoking during lifetime linked to stillbirth

A study has found that women who smoke during their childbearing years increase their chances of miscarriage and stillbirth.
'Quarter of miscarriages avoidable'

'Quarter of miscarriages avoidable'

Being underweight or obese before conception, working nights, drinking alcohol in pregnancy and lifting heavy loads could increase the risk of miscarriage.
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Healthy diet cuts pregnancy risks: study

Healthy diet cuts pregnancy risks: study

Scientists say maintaining a normal weight and blood pressure and following a healthy diet could boost a woman's chances of an uncomplicated pregnancy.
Drinking mums sink bubs to bottom of class

Drinking mums sink bubs to bottom of class

There is a clear link between a pregnant mother's alcohol consumption and her child's academic outcomes, says the leader of a new study.
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Woman says third child will ruin family

Woman says third child will ruin family

A pregnant UK writer has come under fire for saying what no mother is supposed to say: she never wanted her unplanned third child.
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